Category Archives: Social Networking

Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

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Children’s Commissioner launches social media terms and conditions ‘jargon-buster’ teaching resources #esafety

The Children’s Commissioner has today published a set of new ‘jargon-busting’ documents to help young people understand social media terms and conditions as a follow-up to the ‘Growing up digital‘ study. These short guides are are not legal documents but … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Children and Young People, Children’s Commissoner, Computing, e-Safety, Online Safety, Primary, Privacy, PSHE, Resources, Schools, Secondary, Social Media, Social Networking, Young People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Digital Parenting Magazine 6 available now! #esafety

Now in its sixth edition, Digital Parenting, an online safety guide for families created by Parent Zone and Vodafone, is a FREE  resource for schools and other organisations working with families throughout the UK. Digital parenting can be accessed electronically (link … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, e-Safety, Early Years, Education Leaders and Managers, Independent Schools, Mobile Phones, Online Safety, Parent Zone, Parenting in the Digital Age, Parents, Primary, Resources, Schools, Secondary, Social Networking, The Parent Zone, Vodafone | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Dealing With Complaints by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites #esafety

The Kent Area Education Officers (AEOs) and Education Safeguarding Team have updated the  ‘Dealing With Complaints against Schools and Settings by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites‘  for September 2017. The document contains: Updated guidance for leaders and managers … Continue reading

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Snapchat’s new Snap Maps feature- what school’s need to know #esafety

Last week, Snapchat announced a new feature to their photo and video sharing app called ‘Snap Maps’,  which allows users to share and access ‘snaps’ by location. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, … Continue reading

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New Resource: ‘Let’s Talk About It’ (LTAI) – Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

Let’s Talk About It  (LTAI) is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Let’s Talk About It has been created to provide a greater understanding … Continue reading

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New Body Image and Advertising Resources: Boys’ Biggest Conversation

Media Smart has joined forces with First News to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men across the UK to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.   With … Continue reading

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Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding new and popular apps, and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents and carers about apps, games and … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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New Cyberbullying Guidance and PSHE toolkit for schools from Childnet

Cyberbullying Guidance Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet (as part of … Continue reading

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